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November 16, 2015

Sport-Glo Reflective Decals Review

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As I mentioned in my post for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon expo, I was looking write my name on my shirt before the New York City Marathon, and I was fortunate to come across the Sport-Glo booth. Rather than a typical print-at-home iron on like I used for the Chicago Marathon in 2012, I wanted something a little better. The Sport-Glo booth impressed me enough that I ordered two decals from them. From what I understand, the decals are made of 3M’s “ScotchBrite” material, which is really, really reflective. Sport-Glo has formulated it to be easy to iron on. And they[…continue reading]



July 29, 2015

In Praise of Tai Chi

by pyrad
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I’ve been learning Tai Chi for just over a year now and I’m really enjoying it. I’m training at Ji Hong Tai Chi‘s Mississauga location. They have a much larger location in Markham, but the Mississauga location is growing quickly. Tai Chi always seemed to have a mystical mystique to it. It’s something ancient, yet meditative and modern. Yoga has a similar appeal, but are very different in practice. The original Chen-Style was actually a way to teach Wu Shu (Kung Fu) Martial Arts technique. Yang style is a derivative and less combat-application specific, but still considered a martial art by many.  There is[…continue reading]



June 26, 2014

After-picture of my new smile. Lighting may exaggerate the extent of the improvement

Improved Smile: Philips Zoom DayWhite Review

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This is a product review of a non-running product, but I thought it would be fun to share. This is my review of the Philips Zoom DayWhite teeth whitening product. Full disclosure: I paid for this whitening; this blog post isn’t a paid endorsement. I received a discount on this product, but the vendor did not know I was going to review it in a blog post.  For years, my dental hygienist have been suggesting that I whiten my teeth. I didn’t take it seriously, but tried whitening toothpastes with no improvement. I thought such a product or process was too vain and not for[…continue reading]



November 15, 2013

Knuckle Lights Review

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For those that don’t run with lights in the dark, you really should!  People mock my lights. They used to joke I was a miner or going camping when they saw me with me headlamp. Their mockery ended when they ran beside me and noticed the difference. Although most of the sidewalks I run on at night are lit, there are poorly lit areas too. By running with my own lights, it’s easier to see things on the ground like sidewalk imperfections, puddles or fallen branches. The lights help me see better, but are really good for making sure others,[…continue reading]



September 27, 2013

Kobo Mini eReader Review

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I’m sorry that this and a few post to come aren’t quite running-related. But, then again, this is my blog and I can do what I want with it! But I do thank you all for reading it! I suppose this is a mixed blog about running AND nerdy activities. They often overlap, but not always. I’m adding a new Tag called Non-Running to distinguish these posts from the running-related stuff. These non-running related things already appear under my “Geeky” category.   I mentioned that I was going a little stir-crazy because of my cold. It somehow occurred to me[…continue reading]